Christmas is literally right around the corner, but how many of us are actually done shopping? I still find myself being one of the people who is getting texts from loved ones asking what my kiddos need for Christmas.
One of the most fun kids for me to shop for this season? My preteen girl.
Yep, you heard that right. I swear, this year has introduced a whole ton of gifts that she has added to her list! So for those of you out there who are still struggling with what gifts to get your preteen girl, check these out!
L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls
Some of you mom’s out there may hate me for this one, but the L.O.L Surprise! Dolls seem to be the big gift on every preteen girl’s list this year! This being said, their popularity has made them super hard to find.
I know. Hate away.
So what are they? I myself have learned quite a bit about them in the last few days. These little dolls come prepackaged in their little balls, and they are wrapped in numerous accessories to make playtime more fun! These dolls fit in the palm of your hand, and get ready for this.
If you add water, they surprise you even more! Yep, they may pee, spit, or cry!
These seem to be the replacement for the Shopkin’s craze, so get excited, these little babies will be all over your preteen’s house!
I personally did not join this crazy last year, however my daughter has collected quite a few of these mini hatchimals. They are cute to open and made her happy for the whole two minutes it took to open them.
Now, they are just another toy to fight with her brother over when he finds them on the floor.
Alas, it seems that the company running Hatchimals has fixed the glitches causing these critters to not hatch that was the big issue last year. That being said, these furry little Furby look-a-likes are a hot toy for preteen girls again this season!
American Girl Wellie Wisher
American Girl Dolls have come a long way since I was a girl, however the prices have stayed pretty well the same. High.
While I do see myself buying an American Girl Doll in the future, I feel that will be more of an experience than something I just buy and give to my daughter. For now, the Wellie Wisher dolls with be a cute fill in for any preteen girl!
Project MC2 Science Kits
So, has your daughter had you watching the new Netflix hit Project MC2?
If not, you need to have her check it out!
This show follows a clique of girls who use science to solve all kinds of problems! Great for my growing preteen girl who is being challenged with differentiating if it is cool to be smart or not.
Now your preteen can use science to make lipgloss, perfumes, and soaps! Cool, no?
Remember the Mini Polaroids that were around when we were kids?
Yeah, they are back with the FujiFilm Instamax! This time though there is a bit better quality.
For real though, these camera’s are shooting, printing and developing all within 90 seconds. This gives your preteen girl the power to capture her life on film in minutes. Plus, you do not have to worry about printing the photos out or making a run to the store to pick up prints!
Ok, so this one should be a given. Unfortunately, I have seen less and less books be given as gifts, and seen them replaced instead by Kindle’s or other e-readers.
While I am not usually one to bash reading, a preteen girl really needs a break from a screen. Kids now have personal computers in school and spend quite a bit of time learning on them. Cell phones are becoming the norm for preteen girls, which gives them another screen to be sat in front of. Don’t even get me started on all of the Netflix shows my kid watches.
Seriously, if your preteen girl does not have books on her Christmas list, she needs to.
The Dork Diaries, The Neverland Girls, James Patterson’s kids series….there are so many books out there that your preteen girl needs to be diving into. This is prime time to foster a love of reading for your daughter, so make sure you do not skip this one!
Well, there you have it.My list of must haves for any preteen girl.
While I could continue to go on with things that you could buy, these are some of the big ones for this year! While you are looking, you can try to get your hands on a Fingerling as well, but I am warning you, they suck to try to find one.
Have another gift idea that needs to be on this list? Let me know in the comments below! In the meantime, happy shopping!